Eggless tea cake from Ghee Residue:

When I prepare ghee at home, I use this super beneficial ghee residue in preparing roti dough /methi Parata or this very mild flavored cake. I have already posted one chocolate cake using pea protein in my earlier post. This time it is my all-time favorite Cinnamon or Cardamom flavored tea cake.



Ghee residue – 2-3tbl

Milk – 1 cup

Sugar – ¾ cup

Chiroti rawa/fine semolina – 1 cup

Cinnamon powder- ½ tsp.

Eno fruit salt -1tsp

Salt – ¼ tsp.

Slivered Almond – 2 table spoon (optional)


-Take vessel in which you prepare ghee. There will be 2-3 table spoon ghee residues.

-To this add milk, sugar and heat it until sugar dissolves. Switch off and cool.

Ribbet collage 1

-In another bowl, dry mix semolina/rawa, cinnamon powder, salt.

-Mix both and keep it aside for five minutes, at this time rawa will absorb all the moisture.

-After 5 minutes, add Eno fruit salt, mix nicely and pour this mixture into a baking tin.

Ribbet collage 2

-If you want to add slivered almond at the top to enhance its taste and nutritional value.

-Place this tin in a preheated oven for 40-45 minutes or till done, at 180 C.


Note: you can replace rawa with Ragi (finger millet flour) and wheat flour. If you are using only flour, add 1 ½ cup, because it absorbs less moisture than the rawa.


19 thoughts on “Eggless tea cake from Ghee Residue:

  1. Nisha Reply

    Tried this out yesterday & it was a big hit. Great recipe, a must try kind of! Thanks Shrikripa!

    1. Shrikripa U Reply

      Thank you so much Nisha. Glad to hear from you.

  2. Sangeeta Aggarwal Reply

    Wow will try soon i ended up throwing it most of the time

    1. Shrikripa U Reply

      I am eager to see your feedback too. Thank you sangeeta.

  3. Shantipriya Reply

    I always used to throw away the ghee residue but today I tried ur recipe and it turned out to be super yummy… Now everytime I make ghee I m gonna make this cake as well… Thank You Shrikripa for sharing such a great recipe.

    1. Shrikripa U Reply

      Thank you so much for trying as well as dropping in to give your wonderful feedback. So sweet of you Shantipriya.

  4. Pashmina Reply

    Can I replace the sugar with jaggery?

    1. Shrikripa U Reply

      For this cake, till now i have not used jaggery. I think it should work ( jaggery powder) Pashmina.

  5. Shantipriya Reply

    I Tried it with Jaggery powder today… It tastes the same.. Just the colour changes.!!

    1. Shrikripa U Reply

      Thank you so much Shantipriya. Hope you liked the taste as well.

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  7. Lakshmi Reply

    Tried this out just now! I tried the wheat version and it’s perfect in texture n yumm!!! Thanks for the recipe

    1. Shrikripa U Reply

      Thank you so much for trying and letting me know about it akka. Glad to hear your feedback.

  8. Nisha Reply

    Can I use orange flavored eno salt? Will it affect the taste?

    1. Shrikripa U Reply

      Yes! You can use any flavoured Eno fruit salt. No issues Nisha.

  9. Nusfia Reply

    Mam the cake looks awesome. I don’t have eno SaLT… What can I substitute mam?

    1. Shrikripa U Reply

      You can use Cooking soda ( 3/4 th tsp ) to replace Eno. Hope it helps. Thank you Nusfia.

  10. Chandralekha Bhat Reply

    Kripakka I prepared this today it came out well.. Thank you.. It was my first attempt in making butter n ghee.. When i saw your post first 2 years back i had determined one day I’ll do this.. N today finally did this ghee residue cake.. I have passed on the recipe in my cousins n friends circle.. They wanna try this

    1. Shrikripa U Reply

      Thank you Chandralekha , glad to know about your experience.

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